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Workday and Deloitte’s latest joint research has found that most CIOs (70%) say that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated their finance transformation strategies by at least a year. And as businesses adapt and evolve their strategies, increasingly complex demands are being placed on CIOs to upgrade enterprise technology without disrupting critical business operations.
CIOs who align with company goals and build durable, effective partnerships will be well positioned to meet these new requirements, says Craig Richardville, chief information officer and digital officer at SCL Health, adding, “The most important thing is that our firm is collaborative, not siloed.”
This report, which is based on a survey of 603 executives worldwide, finds that those who we refer to as “Progressive CIOs” for the purpose of this study behave differently than their peers in areas such as mindset, collaboration, and technology strategy. Progressive CIOs focus on transformative business issues and not just technology upgrades.